Tunisia to be removed from money laundering blacklist in October. Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia Marouane Abassi announced that October 2019 will see the removal of Tunisia from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist of non-cooperative countries in the global fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. Abassi declared that the FATF will visit Tunisia in mid-September to check the extent to which it has implemented the action plan adopted in November 2017 against money laundering and terrorism financing.
On 20 June 2019, the FATF announced that Tunisia had completed the implementation of its plan and decided to schedule a field visit to verify its implementation. It confirmed that Tunisia has complied with 29 of the recommendations outlined by the FATF for the Middle East and North Africa.